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System Build Boot Problem

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June 1, 2012 12:42:45 AM

So yesterday I finished building my new pc, and proceeded to boot it up. It went through a successful POST, and proceeded to windows installation. However, I realized I didn't have the right version, so I turned the system off (held the power button down for five seconds) and went to bed. Today, I came back, turned the power button, where it proceeded to start up for a few seconds, then reboot (I think it is rebooting) then start up, then reboot, and it keeps doing this until I turn it off by holding down the power button. This is all happening before the motherboard splash screen. I can't really imagine that this would be a component issue since it successfully did all of this on the first try, so what do you guys think is happening here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 2, 2012 10:32:36 AM

I would start over with your windows installation. Do a format and fresh install. I don't know why you held the power button down for five seconds. You should let windows shut down properly, saving files for the next boot up.
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June 2, 2012 3:17:26 PM

Actually, windows encountered an error while installing (I had a reinstallation disc instead of a proper windows 7 copy), and windows didn't install at all, so currently, there is no operation system on the machine, and now It's doing the the problem mentioned in the original post.
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June 2, 2012 4:57:48 PM

I would try adjusting your ram timings manually in the board bios; if you don't know how, try installing windows with just one ram stick, then run memtest on each stick after you're done. Most ram has a lifetime warranty if you bought them for a build.
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